February 18th 2008
By Mike Flaminio
Apple has announced that it has teamed with Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Interactive Media, 19 Entertainment and FremantleMedia to offer American Idol, Season Seven> contestant performances via the iTunes Store.
"We have some truly outstanding talent this year, and by working with Apple and iTunes, we're giving viewers another great way to enjoy America's brightest new stars from 'Idol,'" said Simon Fuller, creator, American Idol. "I'm sure there will be many memorable performances that viewers will want to relive from this 2008 season."
Kicking off with the American Idol Top 24 semifinalists this week, customers can purchase music performances for 99 cents per song, and viewers will be able to purchase the full video of Top 12 finalist performances for $1.99, starting March 11. In addition, beginning today, fans can pre-order performances of their favorite contestants from the iTunes Store.
Editor's note: Am I the only person on the planet who's never ever watched American Idol?